Chicago Cubs: Villains who would join the Cubs

Jim Edmonds - Chicago Cubs (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: One of the fanbase’s most beloved players was not always popular in Wrigleyville

The great Andre Dawson a Cubs villain?? Well, he was not hated like others on this list, but boy did Dawson kill the Cubs before signing a blank check to play for them in 1987.

One could argue Dawson is widely remembered as being a Chicago Cub in his Hall of Fame career, but his days as a Montreal Expo have not been forgotten either. Dawson spent 11 of his 21 playing years as an Expo, and his hat on his Hall of Fame plaque has the Montreal “M” on it.

Before Dawson joined the Cubs, he did significant damage against them. In his career against the Cubs, he hit 27 homers (all as an Expo) with a .305/.350/.515 slash in 171 games. Only five of his 204 career hits against the Cubs came after his Cubs/Expos days as a Florida Marlin in 1995. So practically all of his damage against the Cubs was done from 1976-1986 as an Expo before joining the Cubs.

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But his six years as a Cub, including his 1987 MVP season, turned the former Cub-killer into a hero at Clark and Addison. Good luck finding a Cubs fan in the late-80s who did not love The Hawk. He is a classy guy and truly one of baseball’s best.

Who will be the next Cubs villain to come to Chicago? Time will tell, but hopefully, they will help lead the team to a World Series.